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Trump Moves to End U.S. Asylum for Central American Migrants

Posted on AllSides July 15th, 2019
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President Donald Trump moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants who cross the U.S. southern border as he steps up a crackdown on immigration.

Migrants who fail to apply for protection from persecution or torture while in a third country before entering the U.S. would be ineligible for asylum, under a rule set to be published Tuesday in the Federal Register by the Trump administration.

“The large number of meritless asylum claims places an extraordinary strain on the nation’s immigration system,” according to the notice. It also...

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